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UA SC 44, UA SC 45

Title: Joint Senate/Board of Governors Committees fonds

Dates: 1971-1978

Extent: 3 cm of textual records

Administrative History: In 1909 the Royal Commission on University Government recommended that the University Council be decreased in size and assume the sole duty of academic regulation. The adoption of those recommendations laid the foundation for the creation of the University Senate. However, it was not until 1936, when the Royal Commission on the Impairment of University of Manitoba Endowment Funds recommended that the University Council be dissolved and be replaced with a more representative body, that the Senate was established. The University of Manitoba Act of 1968 granted Senate the power to elect members to the Board of Governors. In 1970 the Board of Governors and Senate, long separated, were integrated on administrative and academic matters. The Board of Governors was created in 1917 following a recommendation by the Royal Commission on University Government. The new Board's mandate included responsibilities to the control and administration of University lands, investments, appointments, and limits of instruction. The University's top administrative officials were represented on the Board and were not to have direct ties to either the colleges or the Provincial Government. The Board of Governors and University Senate from time to time form joint committees made up of members from both administrative bodies to examine different issues pertaining to the University of Manitoba.

Custodial History: The fonds was created on March 8, 2002 to capture all joint committee records of the Board of Governors and University Senate. Previously, joint committee records had been stored as separate fonds; however, since March 2002 joint committee records are stored as series within this fonds (UA SC 44-45).

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of the records of various joint committees of the University of Manitoba Board of Governors and the University Senate.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Related Material: Senate fonds (UA 6); Board of Governors fonds (UA 40, PC 44)

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.